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The new updated Banks GTX in a special wide last
A full nubuck leather boot for hiking in terrain ranging from fells to hills and easier UK mountain paths
Now further improving upon its lightweight design and ensuring the required sure-footedness in combination with ankle protection over varied terrain, while continuing to offer maximum comfort especially over longer distances
To make this possible, Hanwag have given the forefoot slightly more room
The toes and ball of the foot have excellent power transfer to the sole, but still enjoy good freedom of movement and space
Made from 100% finest LWG (Leather Working Group) Gold-rated nubuck leather
- a certification that guarantees not just particularly high quality but also sustainable, eco-friendly manufacturing
Its lace hooks are made from robust cast metal
On the inside there is a waterproof, breathable membrane from their long-standing partner Gore-Tex
The midsole now contains soft polyurethane (PU) for improved shock absorbency, enhanced roll-off and “softer” walking comfort
In addition, the Vibram outsole is made of a tried-and-tested rubber compound, but has improved tread
The contact surfaces at the forefoot and heel are slightly larger to provide maximum stability
Hanwag ABCD Category Rating : BA, an all-round 3 season boot for the UK
Colour : Mocca / Asphalt
Weight : 1280g, pair size 7.5 UK
Construction : Cemented, there is no stitching connecting the lining to the insole.
Last : StraightFit Extra Mens
More space in the forefoot area thanks to innovative Hanwag StraightFit last and adjusted sole unit
Upper : Nubuck Leather, Suede, Synthetic
High-quality nubuck leather, which has been buffed on the grain side to give a velvet-like surface, is durable and supports the foot
Suede and synthetic material used in the tongue for a comfortable wrap over the top of the foot and cuff area for more flxibility and comfort
Membrane lining : Gore-Tex
Durably waterproof and breathable
Midsole : PU
The circa 1.5mm thicker polyurethane foam wedge in the midsole gives smoother roll-off, noticeably better shock absorbency and longer lasting comfort
Sole : Vibram® Trekking SF
Wide contact surface at heel for good stability on longer walks for more cushioning
Tried-and-tested Vibram Trekking rubber compound
Designed to work together with our SF-Extra Last with an exceptionally cushioning PU midsole
Other features :
Robust cast metal lace hooks
Inside stitch-and-turn seams for abrasion resistance
StraightFit Extra Last combines the generous, wide toe box of their StraightFit Last that allows the big toe to assume a straight position with additional room at the forefoot and the ball of the foot area from Hanwags Wide Last.
As such, it provides a good fit for people with a wider forefoot – or who want more space for their big toe.
Cement construction is a complex and time-consuming method where the upper is moulded and stretched over the last and attached (lasted) to the insole to form a unit.
The upper and insole are then cemented with adhesive under high pressure. Subsequently, the midsole and outsole are added.
This method offers the best combination of durability, high performance and economic viability.
The main advantages of cement lasted footwear are their outstanding ability to keep their shape and their superior durability
– providing they are properly cared for.
Cement lasting is a complex production process that makes the footwear slightly more expensive. though, if the outsole wears out, it’s no problem to replace it